Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo

PETA vs Pokemon


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
31 replies to this topic

#1 Common sense

Common sense

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,742 posts
  • Joined: 08-January 06

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have decided to capitalize on the release of Pokémon Black and White 2 (it was released this Sunday) with the release of a game that depicts the abuse Pokémon might go through in their own special web game called Pokémon Black and Blue. Their catchphrase for the game is "gotta free 'em all."

Pokémon Black and Blue gives kids "a chance to help Pikachu and his Pokémon pals fight their cruel oppressors and gain their freedom," according to PETA. PETA wants kids to know that Pokémon and other "nonhuman species" are not ours to "eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment."

"Games such as Pokémon send kids the wrong message that exploiting and abusing those who are defenseless is acceptable when it's not," says PETA Director of Marketing Innovations Joel Bartlett. "But with Pokémon Black and Blue, children can experience the great feeling that comes from saving others from harm."

If you want to see the game in action, visit this page.

While the effort might be coming from a good place, PETA should probably focus its future protests on animals and species that actually exist.

http://www.gamepolit...ue#.UHM9V01Y1wl



PETA just lost the support of generation Y. What's next...the liberation of Fred Flinstone's creatures?

#2 avelanch

avelanch

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,538 posts
  • Joined: 23-March 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

they tried this before, in fact i'm pretty sure it's the same game, just a new press release with each pokemon release.

edit: yeah, copyright 2010.

Edited by avelanch, 08 October 2012 - 02:08 PM.


#3 Jägermeister

Jägermeister

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,207 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 12

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

Bunch of nutjobs :picard:
I'm all for people respecting animals and treating them like they deserve to be treated. Those stories about people who abuse their pets sicken me.
But my god, some of these PETA people are just ridiculous.

Jagermeister.jpg


#4 Common sense

Common sense

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,742 posts
  • Joined: 08-January 06

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

they tried this before, in fact i'm pretty sure it's the same game, just a new press release with each pokemon release.


Whether they tried it or not, shouldn't efforts go towards trying to save real living creatures instead of virtual data?

#5 Slender Man

Slender Man

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Joined: 16-June 09

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Wearing my Pikachu skin boots as I read this.

Edited by Slender Man, 08 October 2012 - 02:10 PM.

Posted Image

~ FREE iE. ~


#6 avelanch

avelanch

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,538 posts
  • Joined: 23-March 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Whether they tried it or not, shouldn't efforts go towards trying to save real living creatures instead of virtual data?

absolutely, but peta's hardly one for logic. these are the people that tried to rename fish as sea kittens and then wrote the most depressing childrens books about kids having learning disabilities because they ate fish (sea kittens)... PETA is the worst, by far.

#7 Ossi Vaananen

Ossi Vaananen

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,952 posts
  • Joined: 25-April 12

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Starting to feel bad about my Charizard leather jacket

2d7ye0p.jpg

 

Credit to -Vintage Canuck-


#8 Lancaster

Lancaster

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,590 posts
  • Joined: 03-September 12

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

This coming from an organization that euthanize more animals than they save, lol.

#9 Tortorella's Rant

Tortorella's Rant

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,972 posts
  • Joined: 11-April 12

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

PETA is totally right here. My brother, all my friends that played Pokemon and even myself grew up to be animal abusers.

:picard:

What a joke. What the hell is the thought process on this? Hmm, virtual monsters battling in a game sets a bad example therefore we need to take a stand against it! I can't even comprehend how people come up with this crap because it's so stupid. If children are this easily influenced by a simple video game then they should also be kept away from the television and all forms of video games with a remote chance of violence for fear it will turn them into serial killers.
Posted Image

#10 SkeeterHansen

SkeeterHansen

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,142 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 11

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

PETA is totally right here. My brother, all my friends that played Pokemon and even myself grew up to be animal abusers.

:picard:

What a joke. What the hell is the thought process on this? Hmm, virtual monsters battling in a game sets a bad example therefore we need to take a stand against it! I can't even comprehend how people come up with this crap because it's so stupid. If children are this easily influenced by a simple video game then they should also be kept away from the television and all forms of video games with a remote chance of violence for fear it will turn them into serial killers.


If children are this easy to influence, they should be kept away from all other forms of interaction, whether it be video games, TV, books, even family and friends.

EDIT: PETA's intentions are good, unfortunately the idea is as absurd as it sounds.

Edited by MaximYapierre, 08 October 2012 - 02:31 PM.

/=S=/


#11 Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,056 posts
  • Joined: 04-August 11

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

PETA is completely right. Pokemon definitely teaches kids to abuse animals.

Just like how Zelda taught me to run into random houses and smash all the furniture for money.

Edited by CAPSLOCK, 08 October 2012 - 02:39 PM.


#12 Hume

Hume

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 668 posts
  • Joined: 26-January 11

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

pokemon isn't relevant at all anymore, right? i thought the whole thing ended like 5 years ago?
i've no idea what i am talking about! you'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thiiiiiiiiiiiiiinkin'.
(i'm trapped in this body and can't get out.) how come i end up where i started?.
REASONABLE AND SENSIBLE.

#13 CIA

CIA

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,721 posts
  • Joined: 30-July 05

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

While I agree PETA is being stupid and overreacting as usual, as a kid watching Pokemon, I always found it a bit...weird (cant thnk if a better word) how they captured random Pokemon and then made them fight.

Anyways, does Pokemon even exist anymore?
Posted Image

#14 etsen3

etsen3

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,734 posts
  • Joined: 02-July 10

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

Most anticipated game release of the year. People will camp overnight outside game stores for their opportunity to buy it as soon as it comes out.

#15 avelanch

avelanch

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,538 posts
  • Joined: 23-March 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:02 PM

Most anticipated game release of the year. People will camp overnight outside game stores for their opportunity to buy it as soon as it comes out.

ummmm, it already came out...

#16 *vInTaGe*

*vInTaGe*

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,408 posts
  • Joined: 30-November 06

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:03 PM

I played Pokemon and would never think of capturing, battling, or feeding weird chemicals to any sort of animals. Am I weird?

Posted Image


#17 Hobble

Hobble

    Canucks All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,708 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

PETA supporters are probably the only people who 'release'/'set free' Pokemon from their PC.

#18 Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,743 posts
  • Joined: 05-May 12

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

Everything I buy is made from Pokemon.

gallery_47851_23_84084.png

medium.png - CDCGML 483288048.png - EHL medium.png - STHS medium.png - CDCFL


#19 :D

:D

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,063 posts
  • Joined: 14-August 03

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

I support most PETA initiatives, but some of their ideas make it tough to toe the line.

#20 Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,209 posts
  • Joined: 15-April 09

Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Michael Vick must've been a huge Pokemon fan then.
Posted Image

#21 elvis15

elvis15

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,815 posts
  • Joined: 27-February 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

Starting to feel bad about my Charizard leather jacket

Didn't get the matching cowboy boots to go with it, eh?

c3c9e9.pnganimalhousesig.jpg

Tanev is going to EDM. I can put my life savings down on it

 


#22 Captain Aerosex

Captain Aerosex

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,201 posts
  • Joined: 06-February 08

Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

As ridiculous as PETA is, I can't be the only one who would find the premise of their game entertaining.

Charizard turns on his slavemaster, disembowelling him before cooking his spilled organs with his powerful flamethrower.

dontforgettolentil.png


#23 Common sense

Common sense

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,742 posts
  • Joined: 08-January 06

Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

As ridiculous as PETA is, I can't be the only one who would find the premise of their game entertaining.

Charizard turns on his slavemaster, disembowelling him before cooking his spilled organs with his powerful flamethrower.


Animal attacks human - PETA rejoices. That's just ridiculous.

#24 The Hornet

The Hornet

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,675 posts
  • Joined: 06-January 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

Posted Image

Posted Image


#25 ckamo

ckamo

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,592 posts
  • Joined: 03-September 06

Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

Anyways, does Pokemon even exist anymore?

You'd be surprised. The pokemon we all knew as kids (original 150 +1) I think must essentially be a thing of the past but they keep coming up with new ones.

#26 Avicii

Avicii

    Canucks All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,363 posts
  • Joined: 02-July 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:23 PM

Michael Vick must've been a huge Pokemon fan then.


-_-

Posted Image


#27 EX_Bert_Worshipper

EX_Bert_Worshipper

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,834 posts
  • Joined: 27-January 06

Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

Um....copyright infringement there?
Posted Image

#28 MoneypuckOverlord

MoneypuckOverlord

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,570 posts
  • Joined: 24-September 09

Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

Whatever peta says does its not even close to what humans do to animals in the processing plant.

Go Peta.

Players Nikolaj Ehlers have been compared too by the fan base of the Vancouver Canucks.

 

1 Pavel Bure

2 Markus Naslund

3 Nathan Mackkinon

4 Jonathan Drouin.

5 Jonathan Tavares

 

http://bleacherrepor...d-top-prospects

combine results.  Ehlers 5'11 162 lbs of solid rock.  


#29 Bob.Loblaw

Bob.Loblaw

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,532 posts
  • Joined: 24-November 09

Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

Reminded me of this.



Are Pokemon games still as big as above poster suggested?
Posted Image

Hockey_Crazy is a god. But I still got dibs on Yuna.

#30 GoaltenderInterference

GoaltenderInterference

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,961 posts
  • Joined: 03-August 07

Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

Are Pokemon games still as big as above poster suggested?


The games and cards are still selling pretty well. Not so much the figurines.

Press the Panic Button! Posted Image

Posted Image
Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, Lokomotiv Jaroslavl
Sig by .CM.




Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.